Shine still there for Badgley MischkaEven in these tough times, you can’t keep a good gown down. Badgley Mischka made the crowd at its New York Fashion Week show Tuesday until the last look for the glitz and glamour the label is known for, but it was there, in all its glory.
NEW YORK (AP) — Even in these tough times, you can’t keep a good gown down. Badgley Mischka made the crowd at its New York Fashion Week show Tuesday until the last look for the glitz and glamour the label is known for, but it was there, in all its glory.
The overall tone of the fall collection previewed for editors, stylists and retail buyers was more somber than Mark Badgley and James Mischka usually embrace: There was a lot of black and little beading. The finale dress, though, with all-over copper beading delicately covered by black tulle, fused seamlessly, subtlety and shine.
The daytime dress that opened the show was barely identifiable as a Badgley Mischka. It had a high scarf neck and a slim-but-not tight belted shape. It was a little aggressive, and maybe that’s part of the designers’ strategy — it was a dress a woman could wear to work, not the charity-ball circuit. A series of black pieces with a taffeta-wool checkerboard weave showed off fine craftsmanship but were subdued.
Still, the brand’s socialite fans turned out to the show and there were some options them to wear. A heavily embellished gown might seem inappropriate now, so they designers stuck mostly with satin, draped this way or that to create a little newness.
A literal bright spot on the runway was a crimson-colored beaded gown with a cowl neck.
There also was some smart use of metallic fabrics, including a space-age gold velvet dress and a platinum hammered satin dress with a layer of floral-embroidered tulle on top, creating sheer sleeves.BC-Facebook-Shar